Soundtrack to my life. When I plug in my headphones and I’m not sure what I’m in the mood for Missy Higgins always fits the bill. Strong story telling lyrics, lovely vocals, and a wide instrumental base (piano, guitar, base, drums, xylophone, keytar, synthesiser, and yes, even animal sounds) make her wonderfully unique. Her cover of the Patty Griffins song “Moses” is what inspired me to learn guitar. And she sings with an Aussie accent. What’s not to love?
After a 5 year hiatus she’s back with a third album “The Ole Razzle Dazzle” which she’s been touring in Australia – finishing up last night in Melbourne. I was there.
Putting aside the fact that it was a sit down concert and I missed the jostle of the crowd, and the dancing, and the eye contact with my bestie as we sang along, and the beer poured down my back, and not really being able to see because I’m only 5 foot tall (ok – maybe not those last two) it was a fun show.
The stage design was truly beautiful and the Nashville band accompanying Missy were fun and talented. It was a BIG show but also intimate, formal but laid back, joyful but at times sad. In short, everything I wanted.
And she played my favourite song, Warm Whispers. I’m a happy humming girl this Monday